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      11-09-2007, 04:05 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by Smoltz View Post
You may not, and I agree that for those that don't want that stuff the 335i is definitely more compelling. But for those that want all the gadgets (and most BMW owners do) and AWD (which most BMW owners do where I live) it's quite compelling.
Its an absolutey compelling car. But it is nevertheless a car that I don't believe is compelling enough to rack in sales like an A4 will. Because of this, I do believe Audi will build a proper 300hp+ A4 very soon so as to position themselves better in this segment. If I am wrong, then obviously I am dead, dead wrong about the A4 getting the turbo 6. But I think I am pretty likely to be correct about the former, and even reasonably likely to be correct about the latter.

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...most 335i's that aren't ordered have stickers in the mid to high 40s.
Quite true I'm sure. I'll also be willing to guess that most S5's sitting on lots are not the $52k variety you call out above either, even though the S5 comes with more standard equipment to begin with.
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